Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Correspondence with Booker T. Washington

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Title:
Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Correspondence with Booker T. Washington
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Asa H. Gordon Library Special Collections
Issue Date:
26-Apr-2016
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http://hdl.handle.net/11286/607173
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Letters of correspondence with Booker T. Washington 1899-1906. Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. served as the first president of Georgia State Industrial College. During his thirty year tenure, enrollment increased from 8 to 585 students and the expanded curriculum included a normal division, courses in agriculture and mechanical arts, and four years of high school. The college awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898. He was an American military officer, educator, politician, civil rights advocate, and banking entrepreneur, who served as president from 1891 to 1921. Wright resigned as President in June 1921 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened the only African-American owned bank in the north, Citizens & Southern Bank & Trust. He was the first African American to serve as an Army paymaster and was the highest ranking African-American officer during the Spanish-American war.
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Major Richard R. Wright, Sr.

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dc.contributor.authorAsa H. Gordon Library Special Collectionsen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-26T20:01:52Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-26T20:01:52Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11286/607173en
dc.descriptionLetters of correspondence with Booker T. Washington 1899-1906. Major Richard R. Wright, Sr. served as the first president of Georgia State Industrial College. During his thirty year tenure, enrollment increased from 8 to 585 students and the expanded curriculum included a normal division, courses in agriculture and mechanical arts, and four years of high school. The college awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898. He was an American military officer, educator, politician, civil rights advocate, and banking entrepreneur, who served as president from 1891 to 1921. Wright resigned as President in June 1921 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened the only African-American owned bank in the north, Citizens & Southern Bank & Trust. He was the first African American to serve as an Army paymaster and was the highest ranking African-American officer during the Spanish-American war.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectAfrican American universities and colleges--Georgia—Savannahen
dc.subjectChatham County (Ga.)en
dc.subjectSavannah (Ga.)en
dc.subjectUniversity and Colleges -- Georgia -- Savannahen
dc.subjectSavannah State University (Ga.)en
dc.subjectGeorgia State Industrial College for Colored Youthsen
dc.titleMajor Richard Robert Wright, Sr. Correspondence with Booker T. Washingtonen
dc.typeOtheren
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